2018 Reading List







Not going to get close to my target of 52 books this year — hoping to scrape in 42 though before 2019! The quality has made up for the relative lack of quantity though as there are some great books on this list. The *starred books are this years favourites.

  1. The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song from Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed 
    Serrano, Shea
  2. Artemis
    Weir, Andy
  3. Sourdough*
    Sloan, Robin
  4. The Start-up Way 
    Ries, Eric
  5. Provenance* 
    Leckie, Ann
  6. Read This Before Our Next Meeting: How We Can Get More Done Pittampalli, Al
  7. Darktown 
    Mullen, Thomas
  8. Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility 
    McCord, Patty
  9. Tribe of Mentors
    Ferris, Timothy
  10. Two Kinds of Truth 
    Connelly, Michael
  11. Radical Openness: Four Unexpected Principles for Success 
    Tapscott, Don, Williams, Anthony D.
  12. Radical Candor: How to Get What You Want by Saying What You mean Scott, Kim
  13. Children of Time* 
    Adrian Tchaikovsky
  14. Meeting Design: For Managers, Makers, and Everyone 
    Kevin M. Hoffman
  15. Chicago
    Mamet, David
  16. Head On
    Scalzi, John
  17. Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps* 
    Nicole Forsgren PhD, Jez Humble, Gene Kim
  18. Digital Transformation at Scale: Why the Strategy Is Delivery*
    Andrew Greenway and Ben Terrett
  19. Ali: A Life* 
    Jonathan Eig
  20. The Tao of Bill Murray
    Gavin Edwards
  21. Sacred
    Lehane, Dennis
  22. G-Man
    Hunter, Stephen
  23. Little White Lies (The Spenser Series) 
    Ace Atkins
  24. The Innocents (Quinn Colson Book 6) 
    Ace Atkins
  25. Righteous: an IQ novel
     Joe Ide
  26. Inner City Pressure*
    Dan Hancox
  27. How Music Got Free: What happens when an entire generation commits the same crime? 
    Stephen Witt
  28. Dark Run
    Mike Brooks
  29. The Expert System’s Brother 
    Adrian Tchaikovsky
  30. Summerland* 
    Hannu Rajaniemi
  31. The Man Who Came Uptown 
    George Pelecanos
  32. Old Black Magic: Spenser 
    Ace Atkins
  33. It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work 
    Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson
  34. The Consuming Fire (Interdependency Book 2)* 
    John Scalzi
  35. Make Time 
    Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky
  36. Rise Up 
    Stormzy
  37. Killing Gravity 
    Corey J. White
  38. Red Moon
    Kim Stanley Robinson
  39. Void Black Shadow (The Voidwitch Saga Book 2)
    Corey J. White
  40. Static Ruin (The Voidwitch Saga Book 3)
    White, Corey J.
  41. Whiskey River 
    Loren D. Estleman
  42. Beastie Boys Book
    Mike Diamond & Adam Horovitz

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Melissa Perri